iPhone 14 development behind schedule due to lockdown in China
The next-generation iPhones are expected to launch in the second half of this year, possibly in September. However, according to a report from Nikkei Asiaat least one of the models of iPhone 14″ The series is falling behind schedule. And the reason behind the delay is attributed to the COVID lockdown in China. The report suggests that Chinese suppliers for Apple are facing delays due to the strict ongoing lockdown in the country.
According to reports, the lockdown in and around Shanghai is delaying normal operations, delaying the development of one of the iPhone 14 models. It is reported that Luxshare has received a production order. two of the four iPhone 14 models are expected to launch this year. While, Pentagon is another huge supplier for Cupertino giant. And it is believed that both are having a hard time keeping up with the progress due to the NO COVID policy in China. Some estimates suggest that the shutdown in China could cost the Cupertino giant as much as $8 million in revenue this year.
Nikkei Asia reports that the iPhone 14 series is currently in the EVT (Technical Verification Test) phase and is expected to end in June. But one of the upcoming iPhone models is said to be slower than the successor. about 3 weeks. Apple is expected to begin mass production in September. The Cupertino-based tech giant has urged suppliers in China to speed up development in preparation for the upcoming launch. .